Benefits of Online Tickets
Ticket discounts are not available at the box office, so you will have to purchase online to take advantage of one of our money-saving offers! The earlier you buy, the better the discount - watch our Facebook Page for special offers.
LOST TICKET INSURANCE
Tickets purchased online can be canceled and re-issued in the event of loss or theft. No more stressing over that ticket that fell out of your pocket (or your child's) up on the Midway! Better still, no stressing after you print your tickets and then forget where you put them. Just re-open the e-mail and print them again. Lost or deleted the e-mail? See the FAQ below for help.
That phone that you carry everywhere... did you know it could hold your ticket? Purchase tickets when it is convenient for you from the comfort of your home. Print them as needed, or text the images to family members so they don't get mixed up!
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I GET MY TICKET?
An e-mail confirmation will be automatically sent from our ticketing partner, e-tix. The e-mail will include a link to view/print your tickets.
DO I HAVE TO PRINT MY TICKET?
Nope! Mobile tickets can be scanned at the gates, right from your phone! If you open the "View My Tickets" link on a mobile device, the mobile version of the ticket comes up. It also gives you the option to save the ticket right on your homescreen! Important: Tickets cannot be printed from a mobile device, as the layout has been optimized for presentation on a phone. If you want printed tickets, please open the link on a desktop or laptop computer and print from there.
WHAT IF I LOST MY E-MAIL OR DIDN'T RECEIVE IT?
No problem! First, check your junk mail just in case. If you still cannot locate your ticket e-mail, just call the Fair Office (636-239-2715) and the confirmation e-mail can be re-sent to you.
I SAW DISCOUNTED TICKETS OFFERED AT AN ONLINE SWAP SHOP... IS IT VALID?
While we understand that people will share tickets, we do not recommend purchasing tickets from places other than our authorized ticket outlets (washmofair.com, e-tix.com, Chamber/Fair Office). If an unauthorized seller sold a ticket to multiple people, the ticket may be listed as "redeemed" when you arrive at the fair. Since tickets will scan only once at the gate, people who arrive at the gate with a ticket that has already been redeemed will have to purchase a valid ticket from the gatehouse before entering the fair.
Ticket pricing... It's no fun for us, it's no fun for you. We get it. In fact, since our Fair Board and Staff also purchase tickets to attend the fair, we are all aware of the impact pricing has on fairgoers. Decisions to increase prices are not taken lightly, and are made with every effort to balance the long-term sustainability of our event with a price that doesn't discourage fairgoers from attending.
This year, we did have to increase the prices for Adult and Child Season Passes, as well as for the Family 4-Pack. Although we do our best to avoid them, sometimes ticket price increases are necessary. We will offer a number of season ticket discounts in the months leading up to the Fair, and our Queen Contestants will offer a $5 discount on sales in June & July. Promotion details will be posted to social media and sent to our e-newsletter subscribers.
We speak and post often about how seriously we take our obligation of providing a quality fair, with something for everyone. We LOVE this aspect of the fair - being able to provide 5 amazing days full of memories and fun, lessons and opportunity! Additionally, our fair makes an equally important impact on our community, with ripples that continue through the rest of the year and far into the future.
For instance: The local economic impact of our Fair has topped the $1 million mark for nearly two decades! That is money pumped into our local economy through scholarships, premiums to exhibitors, the purchase of supplies, and donations to organizations, who in turn, use those funds for more improvements and contributions in our area! For many of those organizations, the donations (received in exchange for volunteer service) make up a significant percent of their annual revenue. Without the Fair, organizations suffer, and our community suffers, which is why we are committed to keeping this Fair going for another 90 years (and more!). We want you (and your children and grandchildren!) right here with us as we continue this amazing Washington tradition.
Keeping our fair sustainable into the future requires more than breaking even each year. Like any business, organization, or family, we need to keep a savings account for unexpected expenses. And of course, since you just never know about Missouri weather, we also try to keep a "rainy day" (or maybe "thunderstorm" or "hot and humid") fund. It's important to be prepared so our Fair can continue to deliver the experiences our fairgoers know and love, even after a year or two of unfortunate weather.
This has been a long (sorry, I'm passionate about this! ) way of saying:
"We know you don't like ticket increases, but we are trying to cover our ever-growing expenses while still having a bit of money left to invest in the Fair's future, and our community's well-being. Thank You for joining us for an annual week of fun and a lifetime of impact. We could not do this without you!"
Excerpt from the WTCF Mission Statement: